Implementable Comprehensive Plan
|Agency:||American Planning Association|
|Level of Government:||State & Local|
|Posted Date:||Oct 2, 2017|
|Due Date:||Oct 20, 2017|
Susquehanna Township, located in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania is soliciting qualified consulting firms to submit a proposal to prepare a new comprehensive plan. The comprehensive plan was last updated in 2000. The Township is seeking to create a new implementable comprehensive plan which will serve as a guide in considering policy changes, land use planning, budget preparation, and capital improvement.
The end product will utilize the Five Key Principles for Creating an Implementable Comprehensive Plan promoted by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) and be focused around the six principles outlined in the American Planning Associations (APA) Planning Advisory Service (PAS) Report 578, Sustaining Places: Best Practices for Comprehensive Plans. There are two primary goals for the new plan. First, to create a vision for the Township for the next 5-10 years based on the direction that citizens and various other stakeholders within the Township would like the community to move towards. Second, to provide a series of realistic strategies, projects, programs, etc. that can be implemented to achieve the Townships vision. Overall, the plan shall contain practical strategies which will promote the sustainable development of the community in a coordinated, consistent manner and which will be embraced by community decision?makers and subsequently adopted officially.
All interested parties can download the complete RFP at http://www.susquehannatwp.com .
All responses to this RFP must be received in a sealed envelope and clearly marked SUSQUEHANNA TOWNSHIP COMPREHENSIVE PLAN by 4:00 pm EST on Friday, October 20, 2017 to be eligible for consideration. Proposals shall be submitted to:
David W. Kratzer Jr.
1900 Linglestown Road
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Three (3) hard copies of the proposal shall be provided, along with a digital Adobe PDF that can be legibly printed on 8.5x11 paper. The PDF files shall be indexed to simplify Township review.
Proposals will be evaluated based on overall approach, team experience and qualifications, budget, organization structure, work plan and fit with Susquehanna Township. Preference will be given to consultant teams that work well together and provide the best services to obtain project objectives. Special consideration will be given to teams that provide examples/case studies where engaging outreach and facilitation led to development of successful solutions, particularly among diverse groups.
Following the evaluation of the proposals, the Township may request firms to make presentations and/or be interviewed. If a determination is made that presentations are necessary, the presentations will take place at Susquehanna Township, at a mutually acceptable date and time. Tentative dates for possible interviews are in the Anticipated Timeline.
|1. Issue RFP||09/29/17|
|2. Proposals due||10/20/17|
|3. Presentations by top qualifying firms||11/6/17 ? 11/10/17|
|4. Consultant Selection at Board of Commissioners meeting||11/16/17|
|5. Board of Commissioners authorizes contract||12/14/17|
The Township reserves the right to reject any or all proposals, to waive any non-material irregularities or information in any RFP, and to accept or reject any item or combination of items. The Township assumes no responsibility or liability for costs incurred by Proposers in responding to this RFP or in responding to any further request for interviews, additional data, etc. Following award of the contract by the Board of Commissioners, all RFP submissions are considered public records that are subject to Pennsylvanias Right to Know laws. Materials considered confidential by the Consultant must be clearly identified and include a statement of why said records should not be considered public records.
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